Amanda Palmer: Voicemail For Jill

Through her latest track and music video, the unflinching Amanda Palmer directly addresses the fact that abortion is oft-hidden and not easily discussed. She does so with a beautiful piano-driven piece and lyrics that begin with specificity and develop—through impassioned storytelling—into a tale of love and support. “Making a song about abortion is hard, and making a video for that song was even harder,” Palmer …

Kindness feat. Robyn: Cry Everything

Kindness has returned with “Cry Everything,” their first new solo tune since 2014. Sampling Todd Rundgren‘s gorgeous 1985 track “Pretending to Care,” the song encapsulates the concept of bittersweet—it’s simultaneously upbeat, solemn, funky and bleak. Kindness is currently on tour with Robyn, who co-wrote and features on the track. They’re also playing solo shows at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and LA’s Zebulon over the next …

Röyksopp: Rising Urge (Lost Tapes)

Norwegian duo Röyksopp (aka Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) recently announced the release of Lost Tapes—a collection of rare B-sides, exclusives and unreleased tracks that will be added to song by song. Two tracks have been released so far: “I Wanna Know” and “Rising Urge,” a slow-burning and eerie soundscape that includes organs, birdsong and haunting chants. According to the duo, “All obscure tracks will …